Year 6 – Summer 1 – Week 1

English Topic:

Maths Topic:

Non-core Topic:
Earth and space


Weekly Online Curriculum

Spellings Week 1








(2 sessions)

Research an animal that lives in the rainforest. Use bullet points to make notes about their:

  • DIET

BR – if you have done this already, you can research an animal from another habitat!

Some websites that may help you:

Remember, appearance features will have a purpose. Remember to find out what it is e.g. – A poison dart frog’s colouring is a warning to predators.


Find out about our solar system.

  • What does our solar system look like?
  • What lies at the centre of our solar system?
  • What are the names of the planets in our solar system?
  • Where are the planets positioned in our solar system?

Use the above clips and any other online resources or CGP books to create a drawing/sketch/3D model of our solar system and the planets that orbit the sun.

Remember, the sun is at the centre of our solar system and the planets orbit in an ellipse pattern around our star-the sun!


Cooking with maths (adult help needed)

You will need to convert kg to g and m to cm.


  • 175kg (6oz) margarine or softened butter
  • 18kg (6oz) caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 17kg (6oz) self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt


  1. Heat the oven to 180°C (gas mark 4). Lightly grease an 0.18m round cake tin with a little extra butter or margarine and cut a piece of greaseproof paper or non-stick baking parchment to fit the base of the tin.
  2. Put all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon or a hand-held mixer for 1 minute, or until just combined. It’s important not to beat the batter too much – just long enough to make it smooth.
  3. Pour or spoon the mixture into the tin, smooth the top and bake on the middle shelf of the oven for about 45-50 minutes. The cake is cooked when it looks well risen and golden; the top should spring back when lightly touched with a fingertip. Another test is to insert a skewer into the centre of the cake – it should come out clean.
  4. Let the cake sit in the tin for 5 minutes, then gently run a knife around the edge and turn the cake out onto a wire rack to cool. Serve dusted with icing sugar.


Create a poster/ leaflet/ banner using the current health situation: Stay Home and Save Lives or NHS- Thank you.




(See Monday)


Learn the names of the planets in order!

Can you make up your own mnemonic phrase to learn the order of the planets?

Now try to make up an acrostic poem using the first letter of every planet!  Test yourself!  Can you memorise the names of all the planets of our solar system in order?

Find out more:  Sometimes Is Pluto considered a planet and sometimes it is not.  Why?  Are there other dwarf planets that have been given names?  Challenge:  Find out about the Kuiper Belt!

Maths: Indoor Maths

3D Shape Hunt

Create a tally chart of 3D shapes you find within your household.

Predict which shape you think you will find the most and check at the end if you were right!

Task: Big Dreams Challenge:

Draw yourself doing the job you want to do in 20 years time.
Link your dream job to what makes you happy at present and to your personal strengths.



Practise putting together some of your bullet points into well-structured sentences. What is your main clause? What is the supporting information?

Write 6-8 different sentences, experimenting with sentence structure like this:


  • Nocturnal hunters
  • Excellent vision
  • Sharp teeth
  • Ambush/crush

Example 1: Jaguars, who use their excellent vision to support nocturnal hunting, have sharp teeth to crush the skulls of their prey.


Example 2: Jaguars have two key attack tactics: ambush and crush. The first is achieved using their excellent nocturnal vision, the other through their strong, sharp teeth.


Find out about the moon in relation to the earth!

Watch the below clip to find out how the moon moves aroun the earth.

Show how the moon is not a source of light

  • Find a ball and a torch. The torch is the sun.
  • Shine the torch on the ball. 
  • Notice how the ball reflects the light of the moon and that is what our eyes see!

Use the video from above to role play the movement as well.  Notice The lit part of the Moon always points towards the way to the Sun. 

Maths: Outdoor Maths

Make a 3d shape out of sticks and items you may find outside (in your garden)

If you can’t find anything, watch this video to help you.


What can I control?
Read the following examples of scenarios and then make your own list of 5 scenarios.

What you cannot control: the weather
What you can control: bringing an umbrella

What you cannot control: How much homework I have to do
What you can control: How I manage my time

What you cannot control: Someone is spreading rumours about you
What you can control: How you react to those rumours



(2 sessions)

Create an information leaflet/poster about your chosen animal using the research and sentence structure practise you have completed.

It could include:

– A drawing of the animal/features

– Fact boxes/sections linked to your research areas

– Did you knows

– Additional research

There should be examples of well-structured information sentences within your poster/leaflet.


Find out about the phases of the moon and why they occur!

  • Look at the PowerPoint, can you make your own poster on the phases of the moon?
  • Label all the phases of the moon
  • How long does it take for the moon to orbit the earth?

Useful websites to investigate more:

Challenge:  Can you keep a moon diary over a month? The next new moon is April 22nd.  Check out the moon diary below.


Timestable Rockstar and Numbots

Play both TTR and Numbots

 ( get has high up the leader board as you can.

Task: One day diary

What have you done to enjoy yourself today?

How can you ensure you have good mental well-being while in isolation with your family?



Information poster/leaflet session 2 (See Thursday)

There should be examples of well-structured information sentences within your poster/leaflet.

Topic: Spanish

Exploring Spain: Málaga – Check in Google maps where this city is in Spain. What is there to see in Málaga? Make a list of 4-5 must-see in the city in order of preference. Now find out which very famous painter was from Málaga (clue: Pablo is his first name). Why was he a remarkable painter? Do you like his paintings? Why/why not?

Activity: complete this worksheet online about places in the city:

You might need to use to check the meaning of a few words. Drag the words in the middle to the right shop. Where can you buy “manzanas”? En la frutería.

Maths: MathsWatch

Login to your maths watch account, complete the work that has been set by your class teacher

Task: What are you grateful for?

What are you grateful for?



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